Rays vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 21, 2023

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Rays vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 21, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Tampa Bay Rays (16-3), led by the red-hot Yandy Diaz and his two-game homer streak, are -184 favorites to pick up a win over the Chicago White Sox (7-12) Friday at 6:40 PM ET, live from Tropicana Field and broadcast on BSSUN.

Calvin Faucher starts for Tampa Bay while Michael Kopech is Chicago’s starter for the contest.

Rays vs. White Sox Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -184
  • White Sox odds to win: +157
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET

Who Will Win Rays vs. White Sox?

Rays and White Sox Betting Trends

The Rays have a 16-2 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 88.9% of those games).

Tampa Bay has played in eight games as moneyline favorites with odds of -184 or shorter and won each time.

This season, the White Sox have won three out of the 11 games, or 27.3%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

Chicago has not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +157 odds on it winning this game.

The Rays have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 11 times this season for an 11-6-2 record against the over/under.

The White Sox and their opponents have hit the over in 11 of their 19 games with a total this season.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays score the most runs in baseball (133 total, seven per game).

The Tampa Bay Rays have hit an MLB-leading 42 home runs, averaging 2.2 per game.

The Rays lead MLB with a .288 batting average.

Tampa Bay strikes out 7.6 times per game to rank fourth in MLB.

The 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Rays pitching staff ranks 10th in MLB.

Tampa Bay has a 2.57 team ERA that ranks first across all MLB pitching staffs.

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox have scored 83 runs (4.4 per game) this season, which ranks 20th in MLB.

Chicago ranks 18th in Major League Baseball with 19 home runs.

The White Sox rank 10th in MLB with a .251 team batting average.

Chicago has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the 10th-best strikeout rate (8.3 per game) among MLB offenses.

The White Sox have a 10.2 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, first-best in baseball.

Chicago pitchers have a combined ERA of 5.44 ERA this year, which ranks 27th in MLB.

Rays Key Players to Watch

The Rays will look to Faucher (0-0) in his second start this season.

Diaz leads Tampa Bay with six home runs this season. He’s batting .274 with 13 RBI.

Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in runs batted in with 18 while batting .333 with four homers.

Wander Franco has 22 hits this season and a slash line of .301/.363/.575.

Josh Lowe has 17 hits and an OBP of .412 to go with a slugging percentage of .723 this season.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

Kopech (0-2) will take the mound for the White Sox, his fourth start of the season.

Luis Robert has a team-best five home runs.

Andrew Vaughn’s 14 runs batted in and .273 batting average are both team-highs.

Jake Burger leads the White Sox with five home runs.

Andrew Benintendi is hitting .273 to lead his team.

Rays and White Sox Injuries

Rays: Jose Siri: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Jeffrey Springs: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Zach Eflin: 15 Day IL (Back), Ryan Thompson: 15 Day IL (Lat), Tyler Glasnow: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shawn Armstrong: 60 Day IL (Neck), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

White Sox: Yoán Moncada: 10 Day IL (Back), Tim Anderson: 10 Day IL (Knee), Hanser Alberto: 10 Day IL (Quadricep), Joe Kelly: 15 Day IL (Groin), Liam Hendriks: 15 Day IL (Illness), Garrett Crochet: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Foster: 60 Day IL (Forearm)

Rays vs. White Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rays 8, White Sox 2
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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    Matt is from the Chicagoland area and has been working in Chicago sports since 2015 with stops at WGN Radio, the Chicago Blackhawks, Stadium, and NBC Sports Chicago prior to landing at Betsperts. Matt covers just about everything for Betsperts and Bleacher Nation but focuses on the NHL and college football.